Friday, December 4, 2009
And A Robin In A Christmas Tree
Robin the Boy Wonder was created in 1940 for a variety of reasons but chief among them was the need for someone Batman could rescue on a regular basis, and as such, Dick Grayson (who, as everyone but the Joker, the Penguin and any enemy of the Caped Crusader knows, is really Robin) tends to get into a lot of tight spots—even when decorating a Christmas tree, as on this classic Batman cover from February-March 1946 (#33), drawn by major Batman artist Dick Sprang. Hopefully Batman raced to the rescue, as usual. (And if you are a Batman fan, be sure and visit Tom's super Batman Bat-Bog—it's a Bat Cave-full of photos, art, collectables and more, with an emphasis on (but not limited to) the classic 1966 TV series).